News of Manndar's injury precipitated the retirement of dual Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and reigning Horse of the Year, Tiznow.
Multiple grade I winner Manndar is recovering following surgery Monday to repair a fractured sesamoid in his left fore, trainer Beau Greely reported Thursday."So far, he's doing very well," said Greely of the operation by Dr. Wayne McIlwraith at the Equine Medical Center at Los Alamitos. "They put six screws in during a three-hour surgery. He could be back here in a few days if he continues to progress this well. Then, I would have to start looking for a place for him to stand at stud, probably in England, Ireland or France."Manndar, a 5-year-old who won four of 20 career starts for earnings over $1 million, was being prepared for a start in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Dec.1). The 5-year-old son of Doyoun won the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) in succession last year but was winless from four starts this season. He finished second in the Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) in his last start.